The early leaders in the Eastern South Dakota Conference basketball chase are the same for the girls and boys.
Watertown tops the boys‘ standings with a perfect overall record of 4-0 and an ESD mark of 4-0. The Arrows are finished with conference competition until Jan. 4 against Huron. Watertown will tangle with Sioux Falls O’Gorman in non-conference action on Dec. 23.
Mitchell sits in second place with a 2-0 record.
The top two teams on the girls’ side are also Watertown followed by Mitchell. The Watertown girls are 3-0 overall and in league play.
The Mitchell girls dropped a pair of games at Rapid City Central and Rapid City Stevens but remain perfect in the ESD at 2-0.
By Deb Smith